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Ultimate Bird Experience
September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$139.00
This brand new experience features a hands-on animal encounter unlike any other. Paired with the opportunity to meet our birds of prey and discover the ancient art of falconry, you will also get to work with two species that play a critical role in the environment and science: the vulture and the raven!
Meet our team of raptors and watch their gorgeous aerial feats. We will outfit you with a falconry glove and show you how to catch each one of these stunning birds of prey. The falcon, hawk, and owl are all uniquely adapted to hunt in different ways, and their flight styles will be captured in our experience. Next, we meet engaging yellow headed vulture, Huxley, named after famed biologist and friend of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley (infamously described as a “yellow faced square old man with bright brown eyes”!). Vultures are one of the most important animals in the ecosystem, and an encounter with Huxley is a memorable event. Finally, bird brain means something a bit different around here, and you’re about to find out why. Ultimate guests will have the extraordinary chance to play a game with Linus, the white necked raven. Ravens are some of the most intelligent animals on the planet, with a knack for problem solving, trouble-making, and even speech mimicry. Linus has been taught a few interactive games, and you will get the opportunity to see who is smarter!
Each of our tours includes a full farm visit. Explore with us how conservation and agriculture come together in unique ways all across the planet for a more sustainable future. Check out the wonderful fruits of the ABI Farm, our free ranging chickens, friendly goats and mini donkeys, as well as the rest of the free flying bird crew of Avian Behavior International.
Once your ticket is purchased, an email with directions and details will be sent out. Please check your spam folder in case you do not receive this in 24 hours. For details on what to wear and our cancellation policy to maximize your experience, check out terms and conditions.